José Antonio

Jose is a documentary filmmaker who is currently working on independent film projects while completing a master’s degree in arts practices at the University of Quebec in Outaouais, Canada.

His first feature-length documentary, titled “Carlitos,” premiered at the BAFICI festival in Argentina in 2015 and was screened in cinemas in Ecuador. His works have been selected in over 40 international festivals and have won international awards.

Jose began his audiovisual career at a very young age by collaborating with his parents on the series “Ñahui,” which explores the indigenous and Black cultures of Ecuador. He then studied directing and editing in Argentina for eight years. Upon returning to Ecuador, he taught cinema at several institutions while working as an independent professional. In 2010, he co-founded La Vérité Films, a production company that produced television series including 90 aired episodes. One of these series was awarded the Social Relevance Prize at Red TAL Latin America in 2015.

His most recent project received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, was selected for the P.R.I.S.M.E program organized by Main Film in 2021, and was also chosen to be part of the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices cohort in 2023.


Becoming Family
2024 – Canada, Ecuador – 66 min. – Doc. Feature film

To Manaus
2018/1998 – Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil – 31 min. – Doc. Short film

2014 – Ecuador – 71min. – Doc. Feature film

Imagine… (Stell dir vor)
2009 – Swiss – 60 min. – Doc. Feature film

Baltazar Ushka the frozen time
2008 – Ecuador – 22 min. – Doc. Short film

Nuna Potosí
2004 – Bolivia, Argentina – 28 min. – Doc. Short film


IMDb profile here

Press article (spanish)

Portfolio (française 2021)